Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Finger Building Still in Flux

There was a confusing decision on the Finger Building from the Board of Standards and Appeals before the holidays that allowed the completion of the controversial Williamsburg building at its current 10 stories (and to 16 stories if current litigation is definitively settled in favor of the developer). Ever since, opponents have been planning to appeal one of the most tormented development cases in the entire borough, but they say they are being stymied by the lack of an official, legal letter from the Department of Buildings. (Update: The Department says at letter went out on December 27.) Consultations with attorneys about an appeal of the BSA decision are pending, which goes without saying in matters pertaining to the Burgs most contentious and infamous upraised digit.



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